Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.
More quotes by Mark Twain
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Wit and Humor – if any difference, it is in duration – lightning and electric light. Same material, apparently; but one is vivid, and can do damage – the other fools along and enjoys elaboration.
More quotes about Life
People who are capable of and fit for freedom liberate themselves from physical thralldom by substituting mind for muscle.
I feel like I got a pile of cattle chasing my ass, and I’m pedaling as hard as I can to stay in front of em. I’m looking behind me driving like hell.
If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.
You know you’re getting old when you stop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.
Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.
Are people more violently opposed to fur rather than leather because its much easier to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs?
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. (The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.)
A person that started in to carry a cat home by the tail was getting knowledge that was always going to be useful to him, and warn’t ever going to grow dim or doubtful.